Candle Flame Scarf by Doris Formby

Candle Flame Scarf

January 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in candle flame stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
300 - 360 yards (274 - 329 m)
any size you choose
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

February 2022 There are several ways to make this into a cowl:

  1. Knit it to a shorter length and connect the ends with either Kitchener stitch or buttons.
  2. Knit it in the round, being careful to read the WS rows in opposite direction as well as knit the purls and purl the knits. This is easiest done by following the chart. I made a cowl this Spring which is three pattern repeats in height. Nice and cozy.

January 2018 Thank you to Marianne Holmen for the Danish translation! Click here: Candle Flame Scarf / Danish

January 2017 Thanks to Titlili, this pattern is now available in French. Merci <3 Check out her Facebook page at Les Reas de Tit’lili

July 2014 If you like this pattern, you may also want to check out my Candle Flame Shawl ; a beautiful crescent-shaped shawl with a lace edging and i-cord edge.

I used all 360 yards of the Madeline Tosh Pashima and my scarf is 62 inches long. If you are substituting a different DK weight yarn which runs a little shorter you will end up with a shorter scarf, which is fine. This pattern is versatile and you can use any weight yarn in any length. I came up with the pattern, because I like the way the lace looks different but equally intriguing on both sides. I hope you enjoy my pattern.

Someone recently asked how to make this shawl wider. Here is my answer for everyone’s benefit:
The pattern repeat is over 12 stitches of the original CO stitches and each repeat adds about 2 1/2 inches. So for every 2 1/2 inches of added width add 12 stitches to your CO. Let’s say you want your shawl to be approximately 24 inches wide instead of 8 1/2 inches you would add six lace repeats for a total of nine lace repeats and cast on 9 x 12 + 6 stitches = 114 stitches.
Let me know if you have any more questions.
I am happy you choose my design. Enjoy!